GameFront, "The hotel’s deserted, but there are bags and luggage abandoned everywhere. Stumbling, you try to shake off the hangover as you step into the hallway. A voice over a PA system, recorded, advises you to evacuate the building. You don’t smell smoke, there’s no heat — is it a fire? Where the hell is everyone? We burn through as much Dead Island as we can fit in an hour and get some insights into its characters, story and RPG elements."